DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A judge ruled Friday that the case of the Ridgeville man charged in connection with the fatal dog-mauling of his 2-month-old boy will go to trial.
First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe says the decision to move forward in the case against 28-year-old Quintin McGrew was made by the judge following extended testimony from Dorchester County Sheriff's Office detectives.
Pascoe said after hearing the testimony, the judge decided there was probable cause to bring the case to trial.
McGrew's attorney had asked the judge to dismiss the case during a preliminary hearing on Friday.
Investigators say the attack happened at the McGrew's mobile home on Sandpit Drive on April 20, when 2-month-old Aiden McGrew was apparently pulled from his swing and had his leg torn off by a golden retriever-labrador mix the family had been taking care of.
The infant died a short time later on the way to the hospital. Investigators say Quintin McGrew was asleep in a nearby room when the attack occurred.
He is charged with unlawful neglect to a child and was issued a $50,000 bond earlier this month.
The dog that attacked the infant has been put down.